What’s on in Coxwold 2019?

- 8 May 2019 -

For guests of Coxwold Cottages, there is plenty to see and do in Coxwold village, nestling in the North York Moors national park. This is in addition to all the many events held in nearby locations such as Helmsley, Malton, Castle Howard etc. These are some of the highlights of what’s on in Coxwold 2019:

Coxwold Village Market – a brand new Food and Craft market. Held on the last Saturday of every month in Coxwold Village Hall. Stallholders typically range from florists, bee keepers, fromagers and card makers to garden plant growers, butchers, bakers, jewellers and wooden craft creators, along with everything in between. Just 100 yards from our door!

Exhibitions at Shandy Hall – the famous home of Laurence Sterne, fabled author of Tristram Shandy – puts on a fascinating series of exhibitions each year. Highlights this year include “XLxLX” which will include new work by Patrick Hughes, creator of the “reverspective” technique and famous for his rainbow paintings (12 May – 2 June). Also, look out for “The Flourish of Liberty” where artists and writers will be displaying works responding to the concept of liberty (16 June – 31 August). The charming gardens at Shandy Hall are also open every day except Saturday from May to September whilst the Hall itself, where Sterne wrote his famous works, is open on Wednesday and Sunday for guided tours from May to September.

Coxwold Village Open Gardens – Ever wondered what is behind the picture-postcard houses in Coxwold? This is your chance to find out! On Sunday 9th June 2019 from 1.00pm to 5.00pm you can come and view the beautiful hidden gardens of Coxwold. Buy tickets on the day from the car park behind the village hall. We will be running the Tombola from the entrance to Forge Cottage so do come and say hello and buy a few tickets – all in a good cause…

Newburgh Priory Plant Fair – Held on 26 August 2019 from 11am – 4pm. Ever since 2007, these popular events (there is also one held in Spring) have brought together specialist plant nurseries and small growers from all over the country.  It is always popular with quality plants. The Priory and Gardens are also open, making it a great day for all. Newburgh Priory itself remains a family home so opens for a short season – Wednesday and Sundays from 3rd April – 30th June and the Bank Holiday Mondays of 27th May and 26th August.

Guests at our lovely holiday cottage and our charming new shepherd’s hut will obviously be in the perfect place to enjoy all these Coxwold events before exploring further in North Yorkshire – from the moors to the coast, or for expeditions into nearby York or Harrogate.


Coxwold Cottages offer boutique self-catering luxury inside the North York Moors national park